Monthly Archives: February 2013

GrappleThon 2013 in Support of RapeCrisis

Grace Barra Bristol are holding the GrappleThon 2013 in Support of RapeCrisis. It has the goal of raising money for charity. It’s being held on 4th May 2013 at Gracie Barra Bristol, go ahead on the day/night to support or … Continue reading

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Mr Tickle’s Guide to IBJJF Technique Legality

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Ok – so I wasn’t positive about what was legal and what wasn’t legal at competition, so the geek in me downloaded the IBJJF Rulebook and had a read. The big surprise for me was that techniques involving stretching the … Continue reading

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How BJJ can help you survive a Zombie Apocalypse!

Have you ever wondered if your BJJ training will be useful in a Zombie Apocalypse? I wouldn’t suggest pulling guard but I can see this being effective. Maybe Krav Maga would be better for multiple attackers though!!

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The ‘Ham-Bar’ – always good to see something you’ve never seen before!

Last night saw a sweet leg lock by Kenny Robertson at UFC 157, where he avoided losing back control by grabbing the ankle and transitioned to a innovative sub! I think he’s using his knee/shin to press down on the … Continue reading

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You know you’re addicted to BJJ when…

– You start a blog about it (had to be done) – You get a BJJ related tattoo (again had to be done) – You pronounce all ‘R’ names as if they begin with a ‘H’ – You check peoples … Continue reading

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BJJ Belts Explained

I saw this posted on the BJJ Underground forum on Facebook and felt the need to share. I think it pretty f*ckin cool and pretty much  epitomises how I see each belt level 🙂

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New Gallery photos

I haven’t posted here in a couple of days as I’ve actually been training! YAY! My ribs are doing well so am back at it this week, and tonight managed to roll properly at open mat. God Damn it felt … Continue reading

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The BJJ Harlem Shake!

The Caerphilly arm of the Chris Rees Academy (AKA The Cockroaches) did this last night. WOW! Boys, you’ve outdone yourselves!!

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Hereford Open

Today’s Hereford Open was yet again another brilliantly run competition. Smooth and efficient with great fights and atmosphere. I took my new camera and took a ton of photos. My favourites can be seen in the ‘Gallery’ section or you … Continue reading

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Heading to the Hereford Open

Will be taking my new camera and posting all pictures on here on the ‘Gallery’ page tonight. If your competing today – Good luck! Check back here later to see if you can find yourself/team mates in my photo’s.

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MR TICKLE’S BJJ DEAL ALERT! COMPRESSION Base Layer Pants (Spats / Leggings) £9.30 Delivered!

From the same place as the awesome £8.99 (delivered) rashguard I blogged about earlier (https://mrticklebjj.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/mr-tickles-bjj-deal-alert-longsleeve-rashguard-8-99-delivered/) comes these compression base layer pants. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Mens-COMPRESSION-Base-Layer-Pants-tight-under-skin-sports-gear-Collection-/280824570114?pt=US_Men_s_Athletic_Apparel&var=&hash=item416272e102 I’m really happy with the quality of the rashguard and have taken to wearing spats in these cold … Continue reading

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#SaveOlympicWrestling

    No final decision has been made yet. It’d be a travesty if wrestling is removed from the Olympics.

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My favourite BJJ blogs

Here’s a list of my favourite BJJ blogs – each with different offerings in terms of information, entertainment or techniques/training tips: http://www.bjjglobetrotter.com/ – Christian Graugart traveled the world for 6 months teaching, training and competing in BJJ. He has since … Continue reading

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‘Chave de pe’ is my favourite submission. Mr Tickle’s guide to Portuguese terms for BJJ.

I can be quite (very) pretentious, so I would like to be able to throw a Portuguese word in to a sentence here and there, especially since I train in a Brazilian art. So here you go, common phrases that … Continue reading

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Ashi-Hishigi is my favourite submission. Mr Tickle’s guide to Japanese terms for BJJ.

I’m always lost when a Judoka refer’s to a ‘Juji-gatame‘ or ‘O Soto Gari’. I also have some Japanese writing forever inscribed on my arm – so I thought it would be cool to learn what the phrases actually mean… … Continue reading

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